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Analyze Planner Equilibrium

The structure shown in Figure Q. 1 (see attached) is a pin-jointed section of a canopy and carries a single load of 4 kN acting at the lower right-hand joint.

Show that the section is stable and, determine the following:
(a) The directions of the support reactions by locating the point of concurrency for the external forces;
(b) The magnitudes of the reactions and the load in each member of the canopy using graphical means;
(c) The nature of the load in each of the canopy members (ie whether a strut or a tie).

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(a) The directions of the support reactions by locating the point of concurrency for the external forces;
- On the fixed support (in black), there are 2 joints which are pin-joint. Therefore, for a pin joint, there are two reaction forces, as shown, assuming positive x- and ...

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This solution includes explanation. Formula for (b) is formatted in the attached word document. 180 words.

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